When Takagi and Mashiro broke up for a brief time, Mashiro asked to be called Ashiro Muto if he got published. At the beginning, before they got serialized, Hattori was the editor in charge of helping them. When they got serialized with "Detective Trap," they got Miura as their new editor. For their second manga Run, Daihatsu Tanto!, Miura continued being their editor and when their latest manga "Perfect Crime Party" got serialized, Miura was replaced by Hattori, who is their current editor. When they had Reversi serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and PCP moved to Hisshō Jump, their new editor for PCP became Hiroyuki Nakano, while Hattori stayed on as their editor for Reversi. Along with the move to a new magazine they had the main characters of PCP graduate from Elementary School in the remaining chapters released in Weekly Shonen Jump and begun a new Middle School arc in Hissho Jump. Their new manga Reversi has seen profound success, each week battling it out for first place with Zombie Gun in the questionaires. Reversi is unique because they have been able to create a mainstream battle manga using their non-mainstream style.
- The Two Earths
- One Hundred Millionth
- Money and Intelligence
- Angel Days
- Detective Trap
- Future Watch
- Run, Daihatsu Tanto!
- Kana Chie Mitame (KTM)
- Perfect Crime Party (PCP)
- Muto Ashirogi, being a tandem pair of a manga writer and a manga artist, reflects the writer and artist of Bakuman: Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the writer and artist respectively.
- The avatar Mashiro and Takagi use to represent Muto Ashirogi as a single entity appears to be a man with a mixture of traits from Mashiro (such as his hair) and Takagi (such as his glasses), as seen in their contents page comment in chapter 139.
- After having their identities revealed, it's left to wonder if Takgai and Mashiro still use this avatar to representive themselves for comments in Jump.
- Muto in Muto Ashirogi translated is "Hopes and Dreams" and Ashirogi is a mixture of Azuki, Takagi, and Mashiro.
|Bakuman Characters |
|Shōnen Jump / Shōnen Jack|
Moritaka Mashiro + Akito Takagi = Muto Ashirogi | Aiko Iwase | Eiji Niizuma | Hino Kunimi | Ikiki Kajiwara | Kazuya Hiramaru | Kisaku Arai | Koji Makaino | Kyoichi Murasaki | Kyotaro Hibiki | Mikihiko Azuma | Nobuhiro Mashiro | Ryu Shizuka | Shigure Yanagi | Shinta Fukuda | Shoyo Takahama | Shun Hanshaki | Shun Shiratori | Takuro Nakai | Toru Nanamine | Yuriko Aoki
|Family / Friends / Classmates|